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The European Commission has introduced a regulation adding an extra entry in Annex XVII of REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 for restriction on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), salts and PFOA-related substances.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1000 as regards perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances amends Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) has been published in the Official Journal.
The restriction will be implemented under Entry 68 of Annex XVII of REACH and a link to the Regulation is below:
Perfluoroctanoic acid and related substances have been used in a variety of consumer products for many years. One of the significant uses of the substance has been used to provide water-resistant coatings to textile products. PFOA-related substances have also been used to provide stain-resistant coatings to apparel, other textile products and to carpets.
The limits have been set for PFOA and its salts and also for products containing these substances.
The restrictions on the use of substances states:
The substances are also restricted in mixtures and in articles as below:
The restrictions will be applicable from 4 July 2020.
There are some articles which are indicated to be within the scope of the restriction, but the restrictions will be applicable from a later date:
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